Federal officials urge more Metro-North track inspections

The call for inspections was prompted by last year's Metro-North train derailment. (5/20/14)

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BRIDGEPORT - The Metro-North derailment and collision that happened between Bridgeport and Fairfield just a year ago has federal officials urging more track inspections.

The National Transportation Safety Board recently found that Metro-North inspectors may have failed to see a broken part just two days before that train crash that injured dozens of passengers.

The board is now recommending tracks be inspected at least once every two weeks.

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch says it is important for the region.

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